John Carco Golf

Acton, MA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I learned to teach from Jimmy Ballard-one of the top 50 golf instructors in the world- and have been teaching his "Connected Golf Swing" for more than 15 yrs to beginner, intermediate and advanced players. Beginners especially enjoy the relaxed approach of my "Learn to Golf" program--5-45 min lessons over a 4 week period ( Golf 101). Intermediate and advanced players like the Short Game or Playing Lesson Clinics to improve their games.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Golf is a great game and I enjoy helping a player improve. The personal interaction in a group setting is a lot of fun for me and I look forward to these learning experiences every day...


Acton, MA 01720

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8 Reviews
  • Laura T. May 18, 2016
    Golf Lessons
    Verified Review
    John is teaching me the basics "Golf 101". He's so patient and a great teacher! I look forward to learning more from this wonderful pro!
  • Dorothy H. Aug 24, 2015
    Golf Lessons
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  • Justin R. Jun 30, 2015
    Golf Lessons
    Verified Review
    Very helpful and the practice facility for private lessons is a phenomenal setting. Able to describe necessary instruction clearly and has a traditional "Build the Textbook" swing approach coaching
  • Barry E. Jun 3, 2015
    Golf Lessons
    Verified Review
    Great at what he does. Helps you to fully comprehend what he is trying to teach and where you may be going wrong. Great explanation and good to talk to. Will definitely recommend him to friends and family.
  • Brian H. Jun 2, 2015
    Golf Lessons
    Verified Review
    John tailored his program to meet my needs. Great experience.
  • Rebecca M. May 12, 2014
    Golf Lessons
    Verified Review
    great teacher, so glad I am learning to golf under John's direction.
  • Brent H. Jun 28, 2013
    Golf Lessons
    Verified Review
    John gave me just what I needed. He brought me back to the basics and gave me a simple, effective drill to fine tune what he showed me. I am looking forward to lower scores!
  • Jeanine D. Mar 11, 2011
    John is a terrific golf instructor. He has incredible patience and a great sense of humor. My golf game improved dramaticaly after completely his clinic. I highly recommend John if you truly are looking to improve your golf game.
    John C. Feb 19, 2014

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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Ask I watch them what they want to work on, what is their typical "bad" shot flight. I then have them hit a few shots with a 7 iron to loosen up. At this point I watch them hit 2-3 shots and look for the most serious flaw to address first.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I trained and was certified to teach by Jimmy Ballard, one of the top 50 golf instructors in the world. It was a 6 month program-the last week was hands on training with Jimmy at his Florida location.
What types of customers have you worked with?
How can I stop slicing is the most common issue I'm asked to fix.This is no surprise given that 85+% of recreational golfers hit a slice-especially with their drivers.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Try to watch the instructor giving a lesson to determine if you'd be comfortable with his/her style.